Utilization of Wastewater Treatment Sludge and Agricultural Wastes Together as A Compost

  • Ummugulsum Gunay
  • Sukru Dursun
Keywords: sewage sludge, solid waste, recycling, soil quality

Abstract

While the use of sewage sludge is common for agriculture application in worldwide, the case is reverse in in Turkey. Incentive studies will be made about the use of sewage sludge in agriculture land, country economy will be improved and disposal of sewage sludge will be provided in Turkey. In addition, as a result of unsuitable production techniques on agricultural land, the soil loses with its elements which are important for the plant growth in the course of time, leading to inefficiency of the soil. The most important reason for this inefficiency arises from the release of atmospheric carbon. In this context, the use of sewage sludge in agriculture can regulate the structure of the soil as well as provide the disposal of sewage sludge. Since the nutrient elements in the sludge contain the necessary elements for the soil which they can regulate the structure of the land. The use of this sewage sludge in agriculture will make the land in the inadequate regions more efficient in terms of organic matter for the soil.

Published
2019-05-24
How to Cite
Ummugulsum Gunay, & Sukru Dursun. (2019). Utilization of Wastewater Treatment Sludge and Agricultural Wastes Together as A Compost. International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling, 1(4), 103-109. Retrieved from https://ijepem.com/article/view/volume-1-issue-4-article-3
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